Humanities Career Night


Jan van Casteren (ENG) (2022)

Artificial Intelligence Specialist at Bolesian

Loes Jonker (SV Incognito): “As a child of a bookshop family, Jan van Casteren has always had a great interest in linguistics. After a bachelor in Artificial Intelligence at Utrecht University, he continued his education at the master Linguistics at the VU University Amsterdam. Here he specialised in text mining, which involves the automatic extraction of information from large text collections.

Jan currently works at Bolesian, where he is the product leader of Anonimizer. Anonimizer is an advanced service for safely and automatically anonymising data using Artificial Intelligence. The right to privacy is a fundamental right. That is why in the European Union rules for handling personal data have been laid down in a privacy law (AVG/GDPR). However, how do you ensure compliance with the privacy act when you frequently have to disclose documents, often of many pages? Or when you have to publish large quantities of photos or video recordings? How do you ensure that such publications are handled safely, responsibly and quickly? These are questions that Jan is concerned with. Partly for these kinds of developments, Bolesian was named the most innovative ICT company at the Dutch Innovation Award 2020.”

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